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Space Heater Safety Tips

Space heaters can boost home warmth, but they can cause fires if you aren't careful. Here are 10 space heater...


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The Best Space Heater for Every Room

We reviewed top research on space heaters as well as ratings and reviews. Use this guide to find the best...


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What Is the Best House Temperature for Pets?

Do you and your pet fight over the thermostat setting? Find out the best house temperatures for your dogs, cats...


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The Best Temperatures to Set Everything in Your Home

Do touch that dial! Finding the best temperatures to set everything in your home can keep you comfortable and save...


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What to Know About Space Heaters

Interested in a space heater for your home, but find the options overwhelming? Here are four basic types of space...


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Can An Air Purifier Kill Germs in the Air?

We clear the air on this important topic.


Foam Outlet Insulation Stops Cold Air Coming Through Electrical Outlets

Stop drafts cold at electrical boxes with these easy foam outlet insulation tips.


5 Products to Have on Hand for Winterizing Your Home

Here are five things you’ll want to have on hand for winterizing your home and keeping you and your family...

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Homeowner’s Guide to Buying a Thermostat

Need a new thermostat? Before the winter chill sets in, upgrade to one that will regulate the heat in your...


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How to Change a Furnace Filter

Check your filter monthly and change it if needed.


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Dryer Vents: How to Hook Up and Install Dryer Vents

How to install a rigid metal duct for a safer dryer.


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


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7 Simple Tricks to Keep Your House Warm All Winter Long

With drafty doors, windows and poorly insulated rooms, the cold can be inevitable. So what’s a homeowner to do?


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Why You Need to Check Your Chimney Before You Cozy Up to the Fireplace

It's that time of year again! If you have a fireplace, here's a quick way to tell if your chimney...


Don’t Let Your Home Make Your Fall Allergies Worse

Just because you're waving goodbye to summer doesn't mean hay fever goes with it. Here's how to allergy-proof every room...


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What Are Thermostat Ghost Readings?

Ghost thermostat readings aren't supernatural, but they can suck the life out of your energy budget. Here is what they...

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How to Choose the Best Patio Heater

A patio heater can make your outdoor living space a year-round gathering place. Learn the basics to determine which heater...


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Winter Is Coming. Are You Concerned About Your Indoor Air Quality?

Now is a good time to assess your home's indoor air quality.


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Recognizing and Correcting Common Bath Fan Problems

A bath fan that isn’t installed properly can cause more damage than no fan at all. But here’s the good...


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Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

Keep a cool head with these tips for selecting and buying ceiling fans.


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Why Isn’t My Central Air Conditioner Blowing Cold Air?

Has your central AC stopped blowing cold air? Here are some simple troubleshooting steps to take before you make a...

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Why Won’t My Window AC Unit Turn On?

Window air conditioners are rather simple appliances that cool you off. If yours isn't working, there is usually an easy...


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Why Isn’t My Window AC Unit Blowing Cold Air?

Window AC not blowing cold air? Here are some simple steps to troubleshoot the issue, and possibly get up and...


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Which Direction Should My Ceiling Fan Spin?

Help your home stay cool in summer or warm in winter just by flipping a switch.


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A Homeowner’s Guide to Choosing the Right AC Unit

If you're thinking about investing in a home air conditioning system, here's an overview of the most popular options on...


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The Homeowner’s Guide to Central Air Conditioning

A central air conditioner can make a home comfortable in almost any climate, no matter how hot and muggy it...


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Avoid These Common HVAC Mistakes

HVAC systems are more efficient than they used to be, but these common HVAC mistakes can quickly erase any gains...